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August 14, 2008

Archery deer season outlook a mixed bag

Lansing – Hunter success for the 2008 archery deer season could depend more on where you hunt rather than how you hunt. In general, it should be a season similar to last year when state bowhunters combined to kill about 126,000 whitetails, according to DNR estimates. Biologists believe the deer population is down in the

NRC eyes crossbow regs

Lansing – Limitations required for individuals with disabilities to qualify for a crossbow permit would be eased and the permitting process streamlined if the Natural Resources Commission_approves a proposal from the DNR. The commission was expected to address the proposal at its Aug. 14 meeting in Lansing. “Basically, we’re streamlining the process for issuing a

University of Toledo funded for VHS study

Toledo, Ohio – The Lake Erie Center at the University of Toledo has been awarded a $209,126 federal grant to study a deadly fish disease that has threatened the health of many species of Great Lakes fish. The grant, announced in July by U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D- Toledo, will fund a two-year study into

Bill to hike fees for hunting licenses

Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Game Commission is – according to agency insiders – either going broke or at least struggling mightily to make ends meet. Some sportsmen say it’s time to remedy that by increasing the cost of hunting license fees. But do enough believe that to convince lawmakers in Harrisburg – the ones who

State forests to get more DMAP

Harrisburg – In years past, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has welcomed with open arms hunters willing to shoot antlerless deer. That still remains the case, but with a twist. This fall, DCNR – which manages state forests and state parks – is going to try and direct hunters more precisely to

Canvasbacks likely to be closed this season

Washington – When the regular waterfowl season opens in late October, the big difference hunters will see in the daily bag is that canvasbacks are off limits this year. The Service Regulations Committee of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made that recommendation in late July for all states in the Mississippi Flyway. Representatives from

State takes steps toward ballast permitting system

St. Paul – The public comments are in, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency expects a system of permitting for vessel discharge (ballast water) is likely to be approved sometime in September, prior to the Oct. 1 deadline set by the agency and ordered by a district court earlier this year. The MPCA now must

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